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Monday, July 28, 2014

Common Reasons for Sewer Repair

Sewer repair is a necessity, especially in this day and age as the population grows and the need for stronger infrastructure grows. At Gene’s Water & Sewer, we definitely deal with sewer repair in Robbinsdale on a regular basis. Here are several of the most common repairs we do for our customers.

Aging and Cracked Pipes
In the 1970s, the most popular material for sewer pipes was cast iron. The average life span of these kinds of pipes are 25 to 30 years, so it is safe to assume that many of these pipes are now badly in need sewer repair work. The bottom of these types of pipes will disappear with age and as water flows through them. This leaves the soil below exposed and eroded, and this can lead to clogged sewer pipes, stoppages and failures. And even if the pipes are made out of clay, sewer repair is necessary since the clay pipes can also fail because of long-term ground settling, tree roots and erosion issues.

Corroded and Calcified Pipes
Aging pipes also can become corroded and calcified, or they can suffer from scale build up. A quick fix that some other companies use is pushing high pressure water through these pipes, which is only a temporary fix to the problem. Over time, cracks, holes and separations will continue to form until the pipe totally collapses. Hiring a reputable company like Gene’s Water & Sewer means you will get full and complete sewer repair – not short-term solutions to long-term problems!

Tree Roots
Mother Nature can create problems that require sewer repair. Tree roots or any other organic material can cause sewer pipes to get clogged. If the sewer pipe is leaking to begin with, this can help encourage tree roots to grow and eventually invade the pipe.

For more information on sewer repair in Robbinsdale, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or contact us for a Free Estimate.

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